Stephen Drill : Herald Sun : The Fantasist

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Stephen Drill, Journalist

Herald Sun, News Corporation ASX:NWS,

29 December, 2015

Stephen Drill writes

WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

STEPHEN DRILL

Response

  • Fanciful headline designed by Stephen Drill and the Herald Sun, a proper report by them wouldn’t sell their bullshit news.
  • Nothing to do with “what the doctor ordered” Stephen Drill. Anyone can make things up instead of doing any real work.
  • On a slow news day and for some “bullshit goss”, “instigating finger pointing” Stephen Drill and the Herald Sun will have a fanciful swipe at Dr Geoffrey Edelsten.
  • By implication, you do not refer to Dr Geoffrey Edelsten as “Dr”, you Stephen Drill are missing the honorific here while vying for a headline.

Stephen Drill writes

She was the first in a string of blonde beauties seen on the arm of Geoffrey Edelsten. Ex-wife Leanne Nesbitt says the tycoon still calls her for relationship advice, and reveals she stumped up the cash to buy the Sydney Swans 20 years ago.

Response

  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten does not call Leanne Nesbitt.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten does not call Leanne Nesbitt for relationship advice.
  • Leanne Nesbitt did not and never did “stumped up the cash to buy the Sydney Swans 20 years ago”
  • There is no evidence of these remarks.
  • The remarks make for fantasy.
  • At any rate, without evidence, as Stephen Drill is a bullshit artist, concocted fantasies, defamatory.

Stephen Drill writes

THE first wife of controversial businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has revealed he still rings her for advice on dealing with his new young lovers.

Response

  • Colourful language for reading fantasy, “controversial”. If Stephen Drill reported instead of invent stories, lies, and have to defame to make a living then his “controversial” angle would not be needed.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten does not and did not call Leanne Nesbitt.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten does not and did not call Leanne Nesbitt for “advice on dealing with his new young lovers.”

Stephen Drill writes

Leanne Nesbitt says her former love is looking for sympathy but the one she feels sorry for is his elderly mother, Esther.

“He wants people to feel sorry for him, “she said.

“He even rang me to ask me how to keep (former wife) Brynne under control.

“He’s spending his inheritance now. Why would you put your mum through all this stress?”

Response

  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten does not and did not call Leanne Nesbitt.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten is not looking for sympathy. A fantasy of Stephen Drill aka Stephen Drivel.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten did not call Leanne Nesbitt to ask “how to keep (former wife) Brynne under control.”
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies the statement by Leanne Nesbitt “He’s spending his inheritance now. Why would you put your mum through all this stress?”
  • Leanne won’t be paid by Stephen Drill and the Herald Sun unless she has something new made up to say.

Stephen Drill writes

Ms. Nesbitt spoke with great affection for Esther and other members of the Edelsten family she no longer sees.

“I’d love to see her I’d like to see her before she passes away. I’ve been trying to arrange it,” she said.

“I was speaking to Tom, Geoff’s old business partner, about getting down there (to Melbourne)”.

Response

  • Stephen Drill is character building Leanne Edelsten.
  • Further building for the mind of the reader.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten and the Edelsten Family have nothing to do with Leanne Nesbitt nor do they wish to.

Stephen Drill writes

Sydney-based Ms. Nesbitt also spoke warmly of Mr. Edelsten’s brother Rodney, and said that his sons had to deal with unpleasant headlines their uncle had generated while they were at school.

Response

  • Rodney only had one son.
  • No evidence of “unpleasant headlines their uncle had generated” Stephen Drill?

Stephen Drill writes

The Sunday Herald Sun asked Ms. Nesbitt for an interview on 30th anniversary of Mr. Edelsten’s famous deal to buy the Sydney Swans, which was inked in July 1985.

Ms. Nesbitt says she helped pull the strings on the purchase – even signing the cheque to pay for the license.

Response

  • Leanne Nesbitt was not involved in the Sydney Swans deal whatsoever howsoever.
  • Stephen Drill, a lovely fantasy, but as usual has no evidence – a Stephen Drill “The Drivel” characteristic.

Stephen Drill writes

And the former model, who met Mr. Edelsten at a photoshoot, has also told of how she loved the man despite his financial troubles.

Response

  • “financial troubles” Stephen..really..Fantasy and embellishment.

Stephen Drill writes

Ms. Nesbitt, 51, who works as at a Sydney hospital, said she was key player in Edelsten’s business interests, including the Swans.

“When we met I had more cash than he did,” she said.

“The money was never there to buy the Swans license . We did a deal with Westpac for the funds, all we did was stump up a deposit.

“I wrote the cheque .I drew out all the cash we had in the bank at Castle Hill (in Sydney). I drained all the accounts dry from the medical centres.”

Response

  • Leanne Nesbitt was not a “key player in Edelsten’s business interests, including the Swans.”
  • Stephen Drill a fantasy that makes for fun reading.
  • Leanne Nesbitt coming out with some new juicy goss to make money at Dr Geoffrey Edelsten’s expense.
  • Has all of the exposure involving Clive James disappeared so that Leanne has to make up stories which are entirely false to try to generate media interest to pay her.

Stephen Drill writes

The Edelstens’ $6.5 million purchase of the Swans briefly transformed the traditional VFL into a pantomime version of American sport .The couple would arrive at games in a helicopter, and dancing girls were brought in.

Response

  • A very popular and fun fantasy, with variant versions, but alas Dr Geoffrey Edelsten never arrived “at games in a helicopter”. Stephen again, where’s your evidence?
  • Where you mention “dancing girls” Stephen Drill, are you referring to “Cheerleaders” perhaps? A difference in the read of your story that makes for a different impression “Steve Drill the Fantasiser”.

Stephen Drill writes

But Mr. Edelsten resigned from the club’s board after 12 months and the Swans were sold to new owners in 1998.

Ms. Nesbitt, who says she poured $50,000 of her own savings into her ex’s businesses, claims everything Mr Edelsten had was on loan, not owned. “It was all bells and whistles, “she said. “What a field day a shrink would have.”

Response

  • Leanne Nesbitt did not pour “$50,000 of her own savings into her ex’s businesses”.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies Leanne/Stephen’s claim “everything Mr Edelsten had was on loan, not owned”.
  • Evidence Stephen Drill?

Stephen Drill writes

The former 1980s poster girl insisted that she did love Mr Edelsten when they met and married, despite at 20-year age difference.

Ms Nesbitt was invited to model at a photoshoot with luxury cars and Mr Edelsten was present. They fell in love and married in 1985, before splitting up three years later. Their losses on the Sydney Swans totaled $20 million.

Response

  • You’ll have to check your facts on this paragraph Stephen, all sorts of errors, regardless, Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denials the information presented in this para. Mr Drill, you’re hopeless.
  • “$20 million” a total lie. If you did your homework you would find that losses did not reach $1 million.
  • Lies Stephen.
  • Where is your non-existent evidence?

Stephen Drill writes

Edelsten spent 12 months in jail in 1990 for soliciting hit man Christopher Dale Flannery to bash a patient. Ms Nesbitt said that her ex had been trying to protect her following threats that she would be kidnapped and raped.

“I really loved him, even after we were divorced I still visited him in jail, “she said. A photograph has emerged of the pair kissing while he was in Goulburn prison.

Resoponse

  • Stephen, where you say “Edelsten spent 12 months in jail in 1990 for soliciting hit man Christopher Dale Flannery to bash a patient.” You can see details with references of how incorrect your statement is here: http://www.australiasworstjournalist.com.au/news-media/newspaper/the-age/ben-butler-the-age-doing-a-ben-butler/
  • Oh Mr Stephen Drill, you and your non-existent fact checking.
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies ever seeing Leanne Nesbitt again since 10 October 2000.
  • A brief synopsis for you though;
    • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies the charge.
    • Stephen Drill, Christopher Dale Flannery was in hospital and unable to attend his trial and the Dr Edelsten medical certification was proper and correct.
    • Stephen Drill, during the trial the ‘Edelsten Amendment’ was formed by the Australian Government to make it illegal to phone tap and to use it as evidence.
    • Stephen Drill, the judge decided to go ahead with the illegal phone tap evidence anyway and instructed the jury it was important when other much more innocent interpretations could be made.
    • Stephen Drill, the phone tap was the only evidence.
    • Stephen Drill, the phone tap was ambiguous, it was misinterpreted as being about a stalker/extortionist (not a former patient) when other innocent interpretations were just as likely.
    • Stephen Drill, further detailed analysis of the evidence was undertaken by the retired Supreme Court Justice of Queensland Peter Connolly QC who concluded that the trial miscarried and that the jury was wrongly directed.
    • Recently, former NSW Supreme Court Justice Greg James QC also agreed the trial miscarried.
    • Stephen Drill, Edelsten was the only person in Australia to be convicted based on illegal phone tap evidence.
    • Stephen Drill, there was never a ‘former patient’, the charge does not say this.
    • Stephen Drill, the supposed ‘former patient’ was actually the stalker/extortionist of the Edelstens named Stephen William Evans also known as Ralph Raymond Rayche.
    • Stephen Drill, the former patient reference was invented by the media as at the time Dr Geoffrey Edelsten was operating the majority of Superclinics in Sydney. The media took the view that since Dr Edelsten operated the majority of the Superclinics in Sydney it was vaguely possible that Stephen William Evans may have perhaps attended one once (a typical media invention). In fact, Evans gave in sworn evidence that he had never been a patient of Dr Edelsten’s. How did you miss that one Stephen Drill?

Stephen Drill writes

The former doctor, who was struck off after his criminal charges, resurrected himself through a new network of medical clinics. He sold them at a profit of up to $25 million.

 

Mr Edelsten spent the money on a Caribbean casino, a private jet, US slum flats and a fashion house where second wife Brynne became a model.

 

But then he hit financial troubles in the US. Ms Nesbitt said in recent years Mr Edelsten had become someone who wanted pity, and added that he had become increasingly erratic.

Response

  • You need to do more fact checking Steve, you’re hopeless, facts wrong, inaccuracies and you’ve spun the information in a way that makes for your twisted article read like a Today Tonight cock-up
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies your claim Stephen Drill that he “financial troubles in the US”
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies your claim Stephen Drill that he “wanted pity”
  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten denies your claim Stephen Drill that he had become “erratic”

Stephen Drill writes

Mr Edelsten spoke to the Sunday Herald Sun outside his office building, where he denied that Ms Nesbitt had been a force in his business interests.

“She didn’t contribute anything, she didn’t have any money to contribute, “he said.

“She got it all from me,”

Mr Edelsten said Ms Nesbitt was not privy to details of his recent relationships: “Leanne knows  nothing about it, it’s a damn right lie.”

He added through his lawyer that Ms Nesbitt did not sign the cheque for the Swans he also denied she had put money into the club or his business.

Leanne invested nothing and was not involved in the running of the Swans,” he said.

Response

  • Dr Geoffrey Edelsten was not contacted nor spoke to Herald Sun nor Stephen Drill regarding this article.
    • Stephen Drill did however intercept Dr Edelsten on the street outside his office. For approximately 30 seconds Stephen Drill drilled Edelsten with questions unrelated to this article.
    • Stephen made no effort to come to Dr Edelsten’s office nor to meet with Dr Edelsten nor to even get Dr Edelsten’s version.
  • Strange unbiasing information however inaccurate are left to the end and not through the topics raised. Any reason for that Stephen?
  • Mr Stephen Drill, your article is a beat up, a fantasy, and written in a provocative way to induce the reader in the hope the they will click an ad, pay a subscription or something $ related, not to be informed, but to be entertained with fantasy.
  • This whole article is pure drivel Stephen Drill.

Stephen Drill writes

stephen.drill@news.com.au

@steveheraldsun

Response

  • You can contact Prof Dr Geoffrey Edelsten via www.geoffedelsten.com.au
  • You can also contact us Australia’s Worst Journalist via our contact page

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